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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and James Lankford, R-Okla.; Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President...

Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

Jan. 18, 2019 2:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog...

Democrats question Treasury chief on Russian oligarch

Jan. 10, 2019 7:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers in a classified briefing Thursday that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and any companies he owns, but Democrats say they still have concerns that the government is being too soft on the Russian...

House Democrats demand briefing on Russia sanctions decision

Jan. 8, 2019 6:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of seven House committees are calling on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to explain why the United States is easing sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. It's one of the first moves of the new Democratic House to scrutinize President Donald...

What air travelers should know about the government shutdown

Jan. 8, 2019 1:51 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick as they face the prospect of missing their first paycheck this week. Safety inspectors...